Traders demand elections for market executives before Obiano’s departure
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
Stakeholders at the Onitsha main market have urged Anambra Gov. Willie Obiano to conduct elections in all the market executive committees where there are caretaker committees before November 6 governorship election in the state.
Onitsha main market stakeholders, comprising serving and past leaders of various units in the market, made the passionate appeal to Obiano and prominent leaders of the ruling APGA .
They demanded that the state should immediately conduct the market democratic election immediately.
This, they said, would also help mobilize the markets for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, governorship candidate in the forthcoming election.
Making this appeal while addressing a press conference in Onitsha, last week, the spokesperson of the stakeholders, Chief Obi Egbuna, a former chairman of the main market said they were appealing to the governor to conduct the market election now to satisfy the desire of most traders in the market who were eagerly awaiting for it, adding that this would capture the hearts of majority in the market as the democratic executives would, in turn, mobilize to ensure that APGA is massively voted for.
While saying that most of them are in love with Gov Obiano, especially for building of an international cargo airport, Egbuna appealed to Gov Obiano to ensure the expeditious conduct of the election within September this year.
Said he, “all of us want the market bulk votes to be delivered to APGA during the governorship election, caretaker leadership cannot achieve what a democratic body will achieve. We did it under Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Peter Obi and under this administration. We want to repeat it.”